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Project by interpim posted 1643 days ago 901 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been turning pens for quite some time now, and recently have moved up to the more expensive versions. Now, I have to take a bit more care, because if I screw up, I’m wasting about $20 worth of materials for a single pen.

I made this pen for my personal use, and to show others who may be interested in having me make a pen for them.

The wood is Olivewood, and the metal accents are Titanium.

I am still working on my Macro photography, so I am sure I could improve the quality of the photos a bit, but you know how it is when you want to get pics up ASAP.

Thanks for looking, all critiques are appreciated.

-- San Diego, CA





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grub32

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#1 posted 1643 days ago

I like it…I always order a bunch of extra tubes for the gents just in case…I also keep a set of punches from HF to disassemble the pen if something is screwed…I use it now and again with a vise. I have heard others combining the punches with some kind of press from HF to hold the pen in place and apply up to 1 ton of force to it.

Anyway, enough rambling…It looks good. The photos will come along…I am still getting better at that. I always seem to put more effort to improve my woodworking skills than anything else.

Best of luck with the sales,

Grub

-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1643 days ago

Super pen

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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spalted

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#3 posted 1588 days ago

I just picked up 4 of the same kits this afternoon. I hope they turn out as nice as yours. Are you using the Rockler bushings? If so, are they “right on” or should I leave them a little proud? It seems to depend on the kit but I never really know until I make the first one.

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interpim

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#4 posted 1588 days ago

I bought the Rockler bushings, and turned it to the bushing and it came out great…

-- San Diego, CA

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spalted

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#5 posted 1587 days ago

Thanks interpim.. i tried 2 of the kits this morning and they turned out great. The bushing are spot on :-)

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interpim

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#6 posted 1587 days ago

I saw your pens, they looked excellent. I really liked the Big Leaf Maple.

-- San Diego, CA

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